Stephen G. Mercadante
Stephen G. Mercadante was born in Mt. Vernon, New York. He moved to Gainesville, Florida during high school and upon graduation, attended the University of Florida and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1977. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Stetson College of Law in 1980. After graduation from law school, Steve returned to Gainesville and became a member of the firm of Schackow & Mercadante in 1981. For the past 37 years, Steve has represented numerous personal injury victims.
Steve was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1980 and is a member of the United States Northern District, Middle District, and Southern District. During his legal career, Steve has been a member of the James C. Adkins American Inns of Court and the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association. Steve has been very active in his community and has been a volunteer at the Gainesville Recreation Department, the Boys and Girls Club of Alachua County, American Legion Post 16, PK Yonge High School, and has mentored married couples and youth through his church and other organizations. For the past 20 years, Steve has worked as an adjunct professor at Santa Fe College, where he teaches courses in Injury and Litigation.
Steve is married to Lynne and has 2 sons, as well as, 2 grandsons. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and a variety of sports and recreational activities, including running, weight training, snow skiing, and cycling.
In October of 2014 I was riding my motorcycle when a truck pulled out in front of me. After months of dealing with a lackluster attorney I was referred to Gerald (Gerry) Schackow at Schackow & Mercadante. I felt welcomed and was treated very well throughout the entire process. Gerry was able to close my settlement for a larger sum than I had expected and was able to do so in less than 5 weeks from the day I first contacted him. Dealing with insurance after an accident is not easy but the folks at Schackow & Mercadante will treat you well and explain your options in a clear and concise manner. Very appreciative of the professionalism and courtesy of this office and would recommend that anyone use their services.
— Casey King